Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund
Date: February 2011
My Rating: Supergirl steals the show!
This is the third issue of JLA I’ve read, and I’m really into it! It’s got enough Batman to keep me interested, and I’m slowly getting to know some other characters. This month Supergirl had some awesome dark moments, I wanted to focus on her.
Quick recap – The Crime Syndicate of America (evil Justice League from alternate universe Earth 3), featuring sexy big bads Owlman and Ultraman, showed up searching for a way to stop the evil forces destroying their home universe. Another even bigger bad guy Omega Man also showed up, and so this green chick Jade enclosed the entire city (Washington DC, of course) in a dome. This protected the world against Omega Man, but also means that the JLA and CSA are trapped inside together. They decide to band together to fight Omega Man, but not everyone is on board.
Omega Man brought a lot of bad energy with him, and Supergirl gets to take a walk on the wild side as a result. Here we see her reaction to her new outlook on life:
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I gotta say, if Dick Grayson were all bat-suited up and talking inspirational right in front of me, I might have a similar reaction. Makes a girl glad to believe in alternate universes.
Once Supergirl is pushed to choose a side, she goes where we might not have expected. On the other hand, Ultraman is a pretty intense character, and Supergirl’s looking for someone to go crazy with right now. Who better than Ultraman, with his unlimited powers and complete lack of morals or general human concern? He’s also got quite the body.
And yes, that’s Owlman and Ultrawoman in the middle panel there, along with Donna Troy (apparently a crossover from Star Trek). I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this plays out in future issues! The last page of this issue has another great image, but I’m not going to share it here. Read it yourself and let me know what you think!